In recent years, Ljubljana has become one of the most popular destinations in Central Europe. The city has a historic and charming old quarter, which is compact enough to be easily explored on foot, and has also become a major destination for artists and students. Hotels here are not as cheap as they used to be, although still a bargain when when compared to accommodation costs in London, Paris or Rome. July and August are considered the peak season, during which time many hotels can be fully booked; one way to save money is to stay three nights or more. Breakfast is generally included in the price, and is often cold meat, cheese and rolls.

There are plenty of Ljubljana hotels oozing with charm and period features and furnishings, especially those that are located around the Old Town and the castle and those built at the end of the 19th century. There are also several more modern looking hotels constructed under the Communist rule, and although lacking in atmosphere, many of these feature extras such as a sauna or fitness center. One of the best places to stay is the Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa Ljubljana, right in the heart of the Old Town. The luxury boutique hotel, located in a 16th century building, offers 13 individually designed rooms, with all the amenities anyone could want.